Alive Peer Support Program
Alive is part of the Community Support Program and currently serves around 100 adults living with mental illness and/or addiction.
This is a program that embraces hope, empowerment and resiliency and brings together people who are experiencing similar life circumstances. Alive offers the opportunity for peer-to-peer support within a system that meets the challenges presented by lack of transportation (Alive provides free transportation in the local area) and a fixed income (events are low cost or free). Operating on evenings and weekends, when clinical support is less likely to be available, Alive is staffed by Peer Recovery Specialists; specifically trained individuals who share the lived experience of mental illness and/or addiction.
|Alive members enjoy activities in the community
The Alive Peer Support Program is not a drop-in center—Alive events happen in the community.
Activities appeal to a wide-range of interests
A few examples:
Advocacy Events and Conferences
Seasonal Festivities and Parties
Alive also offers classes and events after hours at The Wellness and Recovery Center of Community Care Alliance. Events include arts/crafts and drawing classes, karaoke, and game nights. More about the Wellness & Recovery Center
The Alive Advisory Committee, comprised primarily of Alive members and Peer Recovery Specialists, provides valuable guidance and input to the program and assists with fund-raising endeavors.